Pollution News week ending December 15th 2013

The news and views from around this polluted world that caught our attention this week:

From grist.org:
Northeast states pissed at Midwest states over coal pollution
Eight governors from the Northeast are asking the EPA to crack down. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is gearing up to hear a big air-pollution case.

From treehugger.com:
Air-purifying bicycle concept eats pollution and generates oxygen
Bikes are already awesome. They’re efficient, affordable, and green. But they don’t eat pollution. Yet.

From tr.com:
EU-approved ‘safe’ air pollution levels causing early deaths
Air pollution in the European Union is causing premature deaths even when levels meet quality guidelines, a report has shown.

From autoblog.com:
Traffic, pollution cause Chinese cities to slow new car sales
Dalian will become the fifth city in China to impose new-vehicle sales restriction as the country looks to address growing pollution problem.

From theguardian.com:
Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust
Minister rejects proposal to amend regulations to make companies sign a bond to pay for potential pollution incidents.

From boingboing.net:
China air pollution from space
When NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image on December 7, 2013, thick haze stretched from Beijing to Shanghai, a distance of about 1,200 kilometers.

From invw.org:
More than 100 Washington day cares dangerously close to pollution
Pound for pound, children breathe more than adults, receiving a relatively bigger toxic dose delivered to their developing bodies. 

The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2)

Vice went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers…

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